Police say a man who shot a University of Alabama student outside a busy Tuscaloosa brunch spot on Sunday was developmentally disabled and have jailed his caretaker.

The victim, 21, suffered a minor injury to his arm as he was leaving Another Broken Egg Cafe on Jack Warner Parkway.

Javaris Deangelo Dubose, 30, was charged with reckless endangerment and tampering with physical evidence. Investigators say he had gone inside to reserve a table when the shooter, 28, began firing a gun he found in the car. 

The 28-year-old was transferred to a medical facility for monitoring and evaluation, said Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit assistant commander Capt. Kip Hart.

Dubose left the man in his car when he went into the restaurant to reserve a table for himself and another person at 12:40 p.m., Hart said. He returned to the parking lot when he heard shots fired.

"After the shooting stopped, Dubose went to his vehicle to check on the client and observed bullet holes in his vehicle," he said. "Dubose then left the scene with the client and was later stopped by patrol officers."

 

Bullets also struck the restaurant, which is located in a three-story building on Tuscaloosa's Riverwalk that houses a mix of retail and office space.

Dubose was being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail with bond set at $12,000.